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Friday, January 10, 2020 3:35 PM

January 2020 Artist - Now Showing at the APCC Gallery.

Artist and Instructor Myong Sweet's Students

Myong Sweet has been teaching adult students at APCC for the last five years. She has two additional classes at other locations. Her students range from beginners to the accomplished.

Click here or the image for more information.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:12 AM

The Puget Sound Sumi Artists (PSSA). December 2019 to January 2020 Gallery showing at APCC

CLICK HERE or the image below for more information.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:33 PM

New Year Celebration Vendor, Non-Profit and Food Booth Applications now available

CLICK HERE or the image below for more information and to download the application for booth spaces at the New Year event.

We had over 90 booths last year with thousands of people at our event. This is a great opportunity to showcase your services and products to a constant stream of people.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:40 AM

Introducing our September - October Artist. See his beautiful art pieces now showing at the APCC Gallery.

Enigma in Sixty Shades of Grey by Noel Bote Bautista

Join us for his artist reception at Thursday, Sept. 12, 12:00 Noon. Light refreshments will be served.  Click here or the image below for more information.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:06 PM

Our August Artist Li Hua Kao ...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:21 AM

Shape your future. Start here > Census 2020

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities are some of the fastest growing in the country. The more households we count, the more resources and representation our diverse communities will receive for the next decade. Counting us all will require everyone to participate and the planning starts now. #CensusDayofAction#CountMeIn2020 #AAPI2020

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:48 AM

Our Third Annual ChuSeok Festival, September 21, 2019. Join us ....

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:14 AM

Our June Artist - Fumiko Kimura see her work at the APCC gallery

Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:14 PM

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Leading the Community in Celebrating National Asian Pacific Heritage Month of May 2019

May 2, 2019: Cultural Performance: Samoan Dance
Dearborn Park Elementary School at 2820 S. Orcas St. Seattle

May 2, 2019: Cultural Display: Vietnam, Korea, Samoa, Philippines and Thailand
Collins Elementary School in Franklin Pierce School District

May 4, 2019: Cultural Demonstration: Taste of Korea and Korean Folk Painting
11am-3pm at Asia Pacific Cultural Center - Korea Day

May 5, 2019: Cultural Display and Demo: Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia,
Marshall Island and Northern Mariana
11am-5pm API Heritage Celebration at Armory in Seattle


Monday, April 29, 2019 6:35 AM

Our May Artist - Anthony Culanag. See his amazing images starting May 10th at the APCC Gallery.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:41 AM

Japan Cultural Tour - Travel with APCC. October 24th - November 2

Book now! Asiana Airlines has great deals on air fare going on now. Please call us at 253-226-2742 to reserve your spot.  Click here or the image for more information.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:24 PM

Stars of The East

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:08 PM

Korea Day at APCC. Register now to reserve your seat.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:37 AM

Samoa Cultural Week 2019


Monday, March 4, 2019 7:37 AM

Our March - April Artist Yun Gee Bradley now showing at the APCC Gallery

She is a Hanji (Korean Paper) artist.

Not painting or drawing on the paper, she only uses Hanji with different colors as a medium to glue on the canvas.

Monday, March 4, 2019 6:45 AM

March 9th - Celebrating Indonesian Cultural Association's 5th Anniversary

Join us for this fun filled family event featuring Indonesia. Click on the headline link or image below for more information. 

Thank you Indonesian Cultural Association for donation the proceeds to our building funds.

Friday, February 8, 2019 4:04 PM

NEWS ALERT! Due to the weather we have postponed the New Year Celebration to February 23rd.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:57 PM

New Year Celebration February 9th. Plan for this Fun Free Family event ...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:41 PM

Taste of Asia 2019 - starts January 5th

Our year long Cooking Series is starting with New Zealand. Learn took cook a delicous Meat Pie with Marmite Toast. Served with Pavlova with fruit and the famous hot Milo drink. Presented by Maringi Lloyd and our New Zealand Team. Get you your tickets now - please call us at 253-383-3900 or purchase online - Click Here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:41 AM

Our January - February Artist. Photographer Jason J Kim

See his images at the APCC Gallery starting January 1, 2019.

Please join us in welcoming Jason at his photo sit in session on January 19th 4-7 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

More information on Jason - click here.

Monday, October 22, 2018 5:04 PM

OCTOBER 27TH at APCC: Filipino American History Month Free Family Event.

Join us for a fun filled event celebration Filipino American History Month. October 27th at APCC. 10 am to 4 pm.   Click here or the image below for more information.

Monday, October 22, 2018 4:55 PM

Michael R. Keller - Photographer

Our November - December Artist. See his work "Asia Themes" at the APCC Gallery starting November 3rd.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:48 AM

Taste of Asia October 6th. Featuring Japan.

Learn to cook Tonkatsu Deep Fried Breaded Pork Cutlet. Dessert is Dorayaki (Red Bean Pancake), Miso Soup and Sencha Green Tea. Presented by Mari Wilson.

Reserve you spot now by calling us at 253-383-3900 or CLICK HERE or image below to reserve online at.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 7:18 AM

FREE Performance by Kkocdooseh at Rialto Theater. September 21st.

Call us at 253-383-3900 or CLICK HERE to reserve your seat. Join us on September 21st at the Rialto Theater in Tacoma for a FREE performance by Kkocdooseh. Be thrilled with the non-stop, high energy and beautiful performance of this world renown group. This event is a must see by the whole family. They are fun, highly athletic and the energy is amazing. Get your FREE tickets now!

Sponsored by: Korean Consul General's Office in Seattle, The Korean Foundation, and Asia Pacific Cultural Center.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 7:11 AM

Chinese Warriors of Peking at Rialto Theater Tacoma

APCC has partnered with the Broadway Center to present the amazing Chinese Warriors of Peking.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Rialto Theater - CLICK HERE for more information and tickets.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:27 PM

Our 21st Annual Polynesian Luau is almost here!

Call us at 253-383-3900 or CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot.  We have tables of 10 available. Purchase your tickets now.

Don't miss out on this years event, which has sold out the last few years.  Great entertainment, food and booths.  Fun for the whole family.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 3:19 PM

2nd Annual Korean ChuSeok Festival. FREE EVENT!


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:18 PM

1st Annual APCC Samoa Fashion Show

Please click here on the image below for more information and to purchase tickets online.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:52 AM

Thousand Faces Chinese Opera - Success!!!

Continuing in our efforts in bringing high quality cultural events. We are proud of the Thousand Faces Chinese Opera on May 12th Seattle and 13th Tacoma. It was a big success!

CLICK HERE or the image below to see images of this amazing, exciting and beautiful event.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:05 AM

Our May-June Artist Paul Zhang Tao

Winner of World Press Photo 2007, Art and Entertainment, Zhang Tao graduated School of Journalism and Communication, Renmin University of China. He also went to Forestry School of Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China. He was a reporter of School magazine and contributor of China Forestry Daily, and member of Photography Society.  See his art at the APCC Gallery showing now.  Click here for more information ....

Friday, April 13, 2018 1:10 PM

Discover Korea

Please click on the image below for more information.  We are excited to present this event to the public.

Monday, March 19, 2018 4:36 PM

Chinese Opera Coming to Seattle and Tacoma

We are very excited to present this upcoming show in Seattle and Tacoma.  Join us for an amazing evening of entertainment.  Please click here for more information and ticket purchasing.

Monday, March 19, 2018 7:02 AM

Our April artist is Darishma Alphonse

See her work at the APCC gallery starting in April and please join us for her artist reception on April 6th, 4-6 pm.Light refreshments will be served.

The main themes in D33Light’s art focus on the spiritual aspects of the mind and the ways in which people can reach liberation, or moksha in Sanskrit.

Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:38 PM

March Artist Esther M Smith (°1954, Wiesbaden, Germany) creates mixed media artworks and drawings.

See her amazing work at the APCC gallery starting March 3rd. Click here for more information.  

Join us for her artist reception on Thursday, March 15, 4-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:03 AM

2018 Samoan Cultural Celebration Committee Application for Scholarships.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.  Click here to download the application form.

Ten (10) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to this year’s high school seniors who are of Samoan or part-Samoan heritage and plan to enroll in college/university for Fall 2018 Semester. The scholarships are sponsored by the Samoan Cultural Celebration Committee, a group affiliated with the Asia Pacific Culture Center (APCC). Seniors attending high schools in the State of Washington are encouraged to apply.

Questions - please contact Mattye Evans at, cell: 253-208-8769.

Applications are also available with Senior Counselors of your high schools, church Pastors, and from the APCC Center at 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA, 98409.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:48 AM

In loving memory of Judith Elizabeth Fortier.

Our wonderful sister, aunty, friend, mentor - our strength, our rock, our visionary, our champion - passed away on January 5, 2018. 

Sunday January 28, 2018, 11:00am - 3:00pm at APCC. We invite you to join us to honor Judy, celebrate her life, and share all the great memories she left with us. 

- Judy’s Family, Friends, Sisters, and Nephews/Nieces

Monday, December 18, 2017 2:45 PM

Susan Kim, Artist Show at APCC.

Gyubang Craftwork (Women’s Quarter Craft Art)

See her beautiful work at the APCC Gallery starting in January.

Please join us at her meet the artist reception on Thursday, February 15th, 4-6pm at APCC. This event is open to the public.


Monday, December 18, 2017 2:11 PM

2018 Taste of Asia cooking series tickets now available ..

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:30 AM

APCC and Karshner Museum Presents a Tour of Asia and the Pacific

Join us at this wonderful FREE event November 18th from noon to 5 pm.  Fun for the whole family located at the Karshner Museum and Center for Culture and Arts. Performances, Art Displays, Martial Arts, Workshops, Food Trucks and more.  Click here for more info, directions ... 

Monday, October 30, 2017 7:41 AM

Learn to make Filipino Chicken Adobo and Turon (Banana roll)

Saturday, November 4th. Presented by Nerice Donna Rose Orvis - Taste of Asia, our continuing cooking series, featuring the Philippines. Join us at this fun event, meet new friends and eat!

Call us at 253-383-3900 to reserve your spot or CLICK HERE to register online.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:06 PM

Larine Chung Solo drawing Solo drawing exhibition showing at the APCC gallery Nov. - Dec.

Meet Larine at her artist reception November 16th from 4-6pm
Click here for more information ...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:04 AM

Artist showing Steve Hu. Our first artist from Macau, China

See Steve's beautiful and amazing work showing at APCC from September through October. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:34 PM

Our 20th Annual New Year Celebration

We are currently accepting applications for retail, food and non-profit booths. Please click here for more information.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:00 PM

Korean ChuSeok Festival

Monday, August 7, 2017 12:34 PM

Our August Featured Artist Now Showing at APCC

John Davis Jr. Photographer. View of China Through a Western Lens Exhibit is now showing at APCC. Join us for an Artist reception on August 17th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, July 3, 2017 7:06 AM

July Artist Show - Qin Tan

Please join us in welcoming the artist on Thursday, July 20th 4-6pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Click on the image for more information ...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 3:09 PM

20th Annual Polynesian Luau

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 3:06 PM

Samoa Cultural Day and Week

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 6:51 AM

Join us for Korea Day - May 20th at APCC

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:43 AM

Noel “Bote” Bautista. Our featured artist, now showing at the APCC Gallery.

Join us for his artist reception, May 18th, Noon to 2 p.m. Click here or the image for more information.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:15 AM

Asia Pacific Summer Camp. June 26th - July 14th

Kids will learn about 14 countries in 14 days. Register and details click here ... 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:06 AM

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Cultural Tour to Thailand November 1-12, 2017

Join us for this once in a lifetime tour of Thailand. Click here for more information.

Monday, April 3, 2017 3:12 PM

Intermediate Batik Workshop at APCC

By popular demand, we invite back our instructors, Lisa Long and Lely Shim from University Puget Sound. Click here to register.
*All supplies are provided with snacks and drink.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:14 AM

March through April Artist Show - Featuring Cuong Q. Nguyen ​Welcome and meet Mr. Nguyen on March 18 @ 11 am

Click on the image for more information.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:42 AM

2 Day Batik Workshop @ APCC

Join us at APCC for this two day instructional class.  Create beautiful patterns on textiles with this traditional method.

Saturday (March 25th) and Sunday (March 26th) from 1 - 4 pm. Click Here to register online or call us at 253-396-0813 to reserve your spot.

Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique.

Instructor Lely Shim is from Jakarta, Indonesia. She has been in WA since 2005. She is instructor of basic Indonesian Language in LIASA program with UPS and JBLM. She is active member of Indonesian Cultural Association.

Instructor Lisa Long is a study abroad administrator at the University of Puget Sound who strives to promote cross-cultural interaction and life-long learning.

Monday, January 30, 2017 2:13 PM

Join us this Saturday, Feb 4th for the 2nd Taste of Asia with Tea. Featuring China

Starts 11 a.m. Learn to cook:

Main Course: Chinese Hamburger- Braised Pork Belly with sour cabbage and steam bun

Dessert: Ginger soup with lucku trio-Taro, Sweet Potato, and Yamamoto balls with ginger soup

Tea: Ulong Tea

Presented by Linda Wang. . Call us at 253-383-3900 or click here to reserve your spot online.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:19 AM

19th Annual New Year Celebration.

New Year Celebration Vendor Booths are SOLD OUT for this year - please call the office for more information at 253-383-3900.  Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you at the celebration.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 11:00 AM

20th Annual Polynesian Luau August 12th.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 1:03 PM

Join us this Saturday, Jan. 7th for the first Taste of Asia with Tea.

Starts 11 a.m. Learn to cook Thai Stir Fry Chicken Ginger served with rice. Bael fruit tea will accompany the lesson. Presented by Arisa Williams. Call us at 253-383-3900 or click here to reserve your spot online.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:38 PM

APCC January-February Artist Show

See beautiful art at APCC by our featured artist Soojeong (Crystal) Shin.

Monday, November 14, 2016 6:02 AM

APCC November/December Artists Show

Join us for the artist reception, Thursday, November 17, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Click here for more info ...

These two months, we are promoting oil, watercolor, and Chinese Gongbi Art painting students at the APCC.  

We are also offering classes in Oil painting every Monday and Watercolor and Chinese Gongbi painting classes every Wednesday.

Click here for more info ...

Monday, August 29, 2016 2:23 PM

Washington Overseas Chinese Artists Association Art Show. September 9th - October 28th.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:50 AM

See beautiful images using old style letterpress printing now at the APCC Gallery. This process is an art in itself. Join us August 18th to meet the artist. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:36 AM

19th Annual Polynesian Luau

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 4:28 PM

Natalie St. Martin Exhibition May 2 thru June 30, 2016

Making Home ~ Finding my New Home in Korea

Artist reception: May 19, 4 - 8 pm at APCC

Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:06 PM

3 Grains of Rice Exhibition - March 5 to April 29

Join us for a reception to meet and greet the three artists on March 5th from 2 pm to 4 pm at APCC.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:51 AM

Taste of Asia - Korea

Join us March 5th at Noon for another delicious Taste of Asia featuring Korea and presented by Ms. Jung Hee Park.

Call 253.383.3900 or CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot.

Learn how to make Put Kum Mi (붓 금 미).

This Traditional snack was served after the monk became official by cutting their hairs.

But most people eat this because they believe that this dish will enhances their memory, and keep them fulfills their stomach.

The main ingredient is made from the sweet-rice, and they put either cooked black beans, or red beans as a filling. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:43 AM

Tea Experience March 5th

Join us March 5th at 10 am for another wonderful Tea Ceremony featuring Korean and presented by Ms. Jung Hee Park.  She will talk about Wild sesame tea ― customarily enjoyed as a no-frills beverage of ground wild sesame seeds and hot water ― has been revamped into a decadent yet wholesome beverage. 

Call 253.383.3900 or CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:59 AM

Tea Ceremony February 6th

Join us February 6th at 10 am for another wonderful Tea Ceremony featuring Taiwan and presented by Linda Wang-Stewart.  She will talk about flavor teas including flower teas, fruit teas, herbal yeas and milk tea. These are new tea trends in Taiwan. 

Call 253.383.3900 or CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:43 AM

Taste of Asia February 6th

Join us February 6th at Noon for another delicious Taste of Asia featuring Taiwan and presented by Linda Wang-Stewart.

Learn to cook Sesame green onion layer pancake, Chinese carrot and celery salad, and Braised beef shank. Are you hungry yet :-)

Call 253.383.3900 or CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2:27 PM

Tea Experience

Join us for the first Tea Experience ceremony "Sekoteng" from Indonesia. Maria Spear will be the presenter.  New this year, you can purchase tickets online.  

Please click here to purchase tickets and reserve your spot.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2:19 PM

Taste of Asia

Join us for our first Taste of Asia on January 9th.  Learn to cook "Soto Ayam" (Indonesian Chicken soup) from chef Maria Spear.  New this year, you can purchase your tickets online.  

Click here to purchase tickets and reserve your spot.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:13 PM

Embracing the Light Art Exhibit

Watercolor and Sumi Paintings by Alice Liou. January 3rd - February 26th.  Showing daily 9 am - 5 pm.

Join us for the artist reception January 21st.  4 pm to 6 pm.  Light refreshemnts, Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration, free gifts and hands-on activities.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 7:32 AM

A Tour of Asia/Pacific Islands

November 14, 2015. 12 pm to 6 pm.  The Puyallup School District and Asia Pacific Cultural Center Presents:

A TOUR OF ASIA/PACIFC ISLANDS ~ A family festival of Music, Dance and Art ...


Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:09 PM

Puget Sound Sumi Artists Member's Exhibit

Shades of Autumn, Nov 4th to Dec 27th
Join us for the Artist Reception, November 19th, 4 - 6 pm at APCC, click here for more information ....


Monday, October 19, 2015 12:44 PM

Alice Liou Exhibit at APCC

Alice Liou Exhibition January - February
Artist reception : January 21, 2016. Time to be announced


Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:00 PM

APCC and Patsy Surh O'Connell are Honorees

We are proud to announce that we are honorees at the Visionary Gala Awards organized by NW Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post.  Join us October 9th at 6 p.m. more ...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:53 AM

See us at the Puyallup Fair. 11AM to 8PM

Celebrate the vibrant cultures of the Far East on Asia Pacific Cultural Center Day, taking place Saturday, September 12 on Showplace Stage. Groups from around the South Puget Sound will pay homage to their heritage through traditional dress, dance and music. Shows are free with Fair admission.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:39 AM

Richard W Burhans Fine Art Exhibit Sept 1st - Oct 31st at APCC ...

Born 1933 in Long Branch, New Jersey, Burhans studied fine art at the New York Phoenix School of Design and graduated magna cum laude in 1955.  Upon graduation, he worked as a freelance magazine and book illustrator in New York City ...


Friday, August 21, 2015 11:40 AM


SAVE THE DATE ... Colorful Indonesia will be our featured country for our 18th Annual New Year Celebration. MORE ...

Monday, August 10, 2015 1:18 PM

Looking for work?

August 13th, 6-8 P.M.
Join Tacoma Public Schools at APCC for this free event designed to help you with resume writing, interviewing and finding a job. In addition ... (see more).

Monday, August 3, 2015 12:00 AM

18th Annual Polynesian Luau Tickets On Sale NOW

18th Annual Polynesian Luau Tickets On Sale NOW online ... 

Purchase your tickets for the 18th Annual Polynesian Luau now! This family-friendly event will be held on August 8, 2015 at 1:00pm on the beautiful grounds next to APCC. There will be live music, dances from the Pacific Islands, and an exotic island menu for all to enjoy. Call APCC at (253) 383-3900 or email to purchase tickets. 



Thursday, June 18, 2015 2:50 PM

July 9-11 Samoa Cultural Day Activities

The 5th Annual Samoa Cultural Day Event will begin its 3 day event with their Community Dinner on the evening of July 9, 2015 at the Emerald Queen Conference Room in Fife, WA. Please get your tickets now by calling APCC at (253)383-3900. On Friday, July 10th is the 4th Annual NHPI-MOVE IT! Event at Mt. Tahoma High School Athletic Stadium with the fun activities beginning at 8:00 AM. This is a free event and the entire family is invited. Bring the kids! It's for them.

 Saturday, July 11th is the main event --- the 5th Annual Samoa Cultural Day at Mt. Tahoma High School Athletic Stadium with festivities beginning in the morning at 8:30 AM and running all day until 5:00 PM. Thousands of people will be in attendance so come early and bring the family. It's a free event. Food booths, arts and crafts shops, dancing groups, local leaders, visiting dignitaries, cultural displays and demonstrations, truly an exciting day is planned for all. Come ready to enjoy the food, the sights and sounds of the beautiful Samoan islands, the culture and people.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 2:08 PM


APCC 3rd Annual Summer Camp is ready to begin. Register your children now for this unique, educational, activity oriented, and fun time. The camp opens on July 6th and will run until August 14th. Fifteen different Asia Pacific countries and islands will be featured and children will get a hands on, participatory experience with each of the 15 various cultures presented during the three week camp. The teachers and presenters are looking forward to working with the children and are anticipating a large enrollment and making this the best APCC Summer Camp ever! Click here for more info.

TO REGISTER Call APCC  (253)383-3900 or come by our office. 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

Friday, May 15, 2015 10:31 AM

Local Artist Maggie Ho Art Exhibit Now on Display at APCC Art Gallery / Public is Invited to Reception to Meet Artist on May 23rd, 2 - 4:00 PM

Ms. Maggie Ho invites you to a reception at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center to meet the artist on May 23rd from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Guests will also view the exhibit and take part in a free brush paint demonstration. There will also be a  chance for all guests to win a free 2 hour art lesson provided by Ms. Maggie Ho. Refreshments will be served.





Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:00 PM

2015 Samoan Cultural Day Planning Committee Offering New Academic Scholarship Program for Local Area Samoan High School Seniors

Local area Samoan high school students living in the Greater Puget Sound Region and who want to pursue post high school education now have an additional resource to apply for monetary assistance. The 2015 Samoa Cultural Day Planning Committee are offering for the first time an annual academic scholarship program for local area Samoan high school seniors. The $500 scholarships will be awarded to those high school students who complete the application and meet the basic requirements and criteria. The application process is very simple with a few basic contact information questions; school background information; post secondary plans; and, 3 essay questions that will help students to explore and discover who they are and how their life experiences have shaped and prepared them for this next step of their journey. Ten (10) - $500 scholarships will be awarded to this year’s high school seniors who plan to enroll in college/university or trade school this fall. Please click here to download a pdf copy of the application and submit by the deadline dates indicated.


Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:55 AM

Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Roundtable Coming to APCC June 25th


learn about critical federal programs;

discuss key issues facing the AAPI community in Tacoma;and

engage in a dialogue with your local federal government

Stay Tuned for More Details that will Follow Shortly

Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 AM

New Bill in California Legislature Brings Attention to Health Disparities among NHPI Community

Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:42 PM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: June 22 - 25th - Traditional Korean Herbal Cooking Workshop at APCC - June 26th is the banquet!

From June 22 to June 25th APCC will host for the first time a "Traditional Korean Herbal Cooking Workshop." A cooking class/workshop will be offered each day from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Participants who register must commit to attending all four classes.

To register for the workshop please call Patsy S. O'Connell at (253)226-2742 or email her at early, space is limited.

On Friday, June 26th at 6:00 pm at APCC the public is invited to a banquet featuring traditional Korean Herbal Cooking.  Tickets are $35  |   APCC members are $30

More information and details are forthcoming.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:44 PM

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 25, 2015 for the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Roundtable at APCC

SAVE THE DATE: The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Region 10 Interagency Working Group invites you to an Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Roundtable on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409.

Learn about critical federal programs; discuss key issues facing the AAPI community in the Tacoma/Puget Sound region; and engage in a dialogue with your local federal government.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:07 PM

APCC Kimchi Workshop Series 2015 Begins on April 10th

Korea is known for its delicious Kimchi! Did you ever wonder how to make this flavorful dish? Come and learn all about it from Kimchi Master Joyce Yoo at the Korean Kimchi Workshop. At the end of each class you will make your own jar of Kimchi to take home! Sign up early! Space is limited!

Sunday, March 1, 2015 7:16 PM

Congratulations Pakistan & Thank You for the Hard Work and Grace Serving as Host Nation for 2015 APCC Lunar New Year Celebration

Asia Pacific New Year Celebration 2015 was a happy success. There was plenty of food, all kinds of retail vendors, arts and crafts booths, henna and face painting, just to name a few. Tacoma Dome staff estimates approx,. 9,000 people came through the doors on that day.

A big shout out to the Pacific Northwest Pakistani community of Washington. We are all grateful for your acceptance to be this year’s host nation. The Pakistan presence at this year’s celebration was felt immediately upon arrival to the main stage area. Beautiful stage, well done, colorful, elegant and simple. The Pakastani cultural program was well organized and well received.

The Pakistani food booth manned by the owners of a Seattle based Pakistani restaurant, Garan Masala were able to feed all their performers and volunteers and still had plenty left for the general public to savor authentic Pakistani food.

Pakistan, you raised the bar. All future New Year celebrations now have a template of excellence to emulate.

Thank you for your leadership and  friendship.

Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:56 AM

Korean Favorite Kimbap or Gimbap is featured dish for the March 7, 2015 APCC Taste of Asia Cooking Class.

Mark your calendar for the March 7th, APCC Taste of Asia Cooking Class featuring Kimbap or Gimbap, a popular Korean dish made from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, rolled in gim (sheets of dried laver seaweed) and served in bite-size slices.
Gimbap is often eaten during picnics or outdoor events, or as a light lunch, served with danmuji or kimchi.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:29 AM

New Art Exhibit Now on Display at APCC Gallery / Meet Artisit Reception at APCC on March 21st | Artist Sunyoung Kwon

Immediate News Release: New Artist Exhibit Now on Display at APCC                                                                                                                           

February 20, 2015
Contact: Patsy Surh O'Connell

Telephone: 253-226-2742

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Gallery has a new show now on display for March/April feature artist is Ms. Sunyoung Kwon.

Ms. Kwon studied in France, received her BFA from Hong-Ik University in Korea, then MFA in Printmaking, minor in Sculpture at Rochester Institute of Technology in NY.

She had exhibitions throughout Asia and USA. She is an owner of Studio S, Fine Arts teaching ages 12 to adult art classes in Lakewood, Federal Way and Bellevue.

Meet the artist reception is set for Saturday, March 21, 6:00-8:00 PM. She will also share her w
ork process through short video.
Open to public!

Please feel free to check out
{studio S}FIN
E ARTS facebook art classes page

Thank you!


Thursday, February 5, 2015 6:40 PM

Click on Link to Watch Todays Tacoma City Line TV Program Featuring Upcoming APCC New Year Celebration

You can watch today's Tacoma City Line Telecast by clicking on this link

APCC Executive Director, Lua Pritchard, New Year Celebration Steering Committee Chair, Dr. Belinda Louie and representing admirably the host nation, Pakistan was Ms. Saima Shahid. The APCC portion of today's telecast comes at the end so if you want to by pass the other featured guests jump to the APCC segment beginning at about the 46:30 minute point.

Friday, January 23, 2015 3:06 AM

APCC Tea Experience Featuring the Philippines

APCC will host its second Tea Experience class of 2015 on Saturday, February 7th at 10 AM. Serving as hosts and tea master will be Terry and Cezar Bordon. They will share a Filipino favorite, "Salabat Tea". Tales from the old country, as well as local northwest Filipino community experiences and if lucky, some quaint, Filipino treats will all be part of the Tea Experience.

Please come and join us.

Cost:     $5 for APCC members    |   $10 for non-members

Friday, January 23, 2015 2:52 AM

APCC's Taste of Asia in February Features Fabulous Filipino Food

The next Taste of Asia class will be on Saturday, February 7th at 12:00 Noon at APCC, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409. The featured Asian Pacific country for the month of February is the Republic of the Philippines. Your guest chef for the class will be Rick Seastress, a US Army veteran and long time Filipino community organizer and leader. He will prepare and demonstrate how to cook a favorite Filipino dish, "pansit bihon guisado"  and share his insight and experiences about the food and the stories. A fun, relaxing and friendly time for all.  Cost: $20 for APCC members  |  $25 for non-members


Friday, January 23, 2015 2:31 AM

February Taste of Asia Featuring Filipino Food

The next Taste of Asia class will be on Saturday, February 7th at 12:00 Noon at APCC, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409. The featured Asian Pacific country for the month of February is the Republic of the Philippines. Come, join us to share in a unique cultural experience. The Filipino chef for the day will prepare a favorite, traditional  dish and share his insight and experiences about the food and the stories. A fun, relaxing and friendly time for all.

Friday, January 16, 2015 8:51 PM

Wednesday Art with Patsy Surh O’Connell Student Show

Patsy Surh O'Connell founder and president of Asia Pacific Cultural Center has been teaching an art classes in the Pierce County area for the past 28 years. Her students who attend her current class at APCC are now displaying their art work at the APCC Art Gallery which will run until February 27th.

Monday, January 5, 2015 9:55 PM

2015 Schedule for APCC Tea Ceremony and Taste of Asia Pacific begins Saturday, January 10th at 10:00 AM

APCC's popular Tea Experience and Taste of Asia/Pacific 2015 Schedule is now available and begins this Saturday, January 10th. The Tea Experience kicks off the new year featuring teas from Indonesia with the program opening at 10 AM.  Following the Tea Experience will be The Taste of Asia/Pacific which begins at 12:00 Noon featuring the island territory of Guam. Please join us. Tea Exhibit costs are $5 for APCC members and $10 for non-members. Taste of Asia costs are $20 / members, and $25 / non-members.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:07 PM

Local Artist Julian Pena Paintings on Display at APCC Gallery November to December

Now on display at the APCC gallery is the art work of local artist Julian Pena. The APCC gallery is open to the public 7 days a week and visitors are welcome during normal working hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. A reception at APCC for Julian is being planned for December 18th. An announcement and invitation will be forthcoming giving details on date and time.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:33 AM

Time Sensitive!!! Paper Folding Workshop Tomorrow, Nov. 19th, 1:30 to 3:00 PM

APCC is offering a Paper Folding Workshop on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2014, 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Instructor is Patsy Surh O'Connell, founder and President of Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Cost is $15 with an additional $5 for materials. The class will be held at APCC. Please Call (253)226-2742 to see if there are still slots available and pre-register.

Monday, November 17, 2014 9:22 PM

COMING SOON! APCC's New Year Celebration on February 14, 2015 at Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall

Asia Pacific Cultural Center will again hold it's 2015 Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall on February 14, 2015 with doors opening at 10:30 AM. It promises to be the biggest and best New Year Celebration ever. The 17th Annual  Asia Pacific New Year Celebration for 2015 will feature for the first time the country of Pakistan who will serve as the event's host nation and will highlight their country's culture, history, art and traditions. The Pakistani themed event will begin with the opening ceremony featuring their dances, culture and musical traditions. The thousands of guests and visitors who visit on that day will again be treated to the aroma and taste of the many food booths serving Asia Pacific food delicacies. They will also be treated to the exotic and exciting music, culture and dance of various Asia and Pacific Island countries.

Mark your calendars for February 14, 2015, bring your Valentine to the event and make it a special and memorable day. Come early for the Pakistani opening ceremony and entertainment. It's a free, family friendly event so bring the whole family. Doors open at 10:30 and the entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and demonstrations will be going on throughout the day. Closing ceremony will be at 6:00 PM

See you there.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:09 PM

Taste of Asia Pacific for December takes us to the island Kingdom of Tonga

The final APCC Taste of Asia Pacific will be on December 6, 2014 at 12:00 noon.

Featured is the cuisine of the island kingdom of Tonga. Come join us and learn how to prepare and cook the featured island recipe. The final activity for the day  brings together all participants to share and taste the food prepared by the guest chef from Tonga.

COSTS: Members $20    |     non-Members $25

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:06 PM

Final APCC Tea Experience for year 2014

The last Tea Experience of the year 2014 is on Saturday, December 6th at APCC - 10:00 AM.

The featured country and tea comes to us from the island kingdom of Tonga. Come join us and experience an exotic morning of South Pacific tea

COST: members $5.00   |       non-members $10.00.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:12 PM

APCC Raising Money for New Cultural Promotion Project / See how every dollar you give will be matched by an anonymous donor.

APCC is raising money through power2give/PugetSound presented by ArtsFund, an online cultural marketplace connecting donors with projects they are passionate about. The money raised will go towards the purchase of a Television, DVD player and speakers to be placed in the APCC Lobby area. Visitors as they enter the center,will be able to watch and listen to the various cultural programs and activities hosted by APCC throughout the year. All donations large and small are accepted. There is also an anonymous donor who is generously matching dollar-for-dollar any amount you give for this project. Your dollars will go twice as far through the support of ArtsFund. 

Monday, September 8, 2014 6:02 PM

Puget Sound Sumi Artist Association Exhibit on Display at APCC Art Gallery

Local Puget Sound Sumi Artists have some of their favorite art work on display at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center Art Gallery. The public is invited to the certer to view the beautiful art work at the gallery. Free admission.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 11:17 PM

Asia Pacific Islander College Resource Night-WED 29 OCT / 5:30-7:30 PM

Calling all middle and high school students and their parents to come out Wednesday evening, 29 October 5:30 to 7:30 PM for the Asian Pacific Islander College Resource Night at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Admissions staff from the local colleges and universities will be on hand to help walk students and their parents through the admissions process.  Come get your questions answered and learn what you need to be ready to take that next step towards college.

Three workshop sessions will run from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. A College Resource Fair will run from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, August 15, 2014 2:33 AM

Hanji Fashion Show Big Success at Seattle Asian Art Museum and Tacoma Museum of Glass

On July 30th and August 2nd, 2014, Asia Pacific Cultural Center and co-sponsor Seattle Asian Art Museum in commemoration of the 35th anniversay of the Gunsan-Tacoma sister cities partnership, put on two spectacular fashion design shows showcasing fashion made from Hanji paper, an ancient high quality Korean paper that is making new inroads of practical modern use.                                                                                                                                     O                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:46 PM

Special 4th of July FREE Event, 8:00 AM at Mt. Tahoma Stadium - Native Hawaiian-Pacific Islander, MOVE IT Program for all Youth age 5 & Up

4th Annual NHPI MOVE IT Program - Friday, July 4th, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm. Bring your kids, the whole family to start off your 4th of July with a fun packed morning of action activities, workshops, games, competition, singing, dance, exercise and fellowship. All FREE at no cost - including a healthy lunch bag for all participants. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:46 PM

The State's Biggest Samoa Cultural Event at Mt. Tahoma Athletic Stadium - July 5, 2014, 8:30 am

What has become Washington State's largest and very popular cultural event is coming to Tacoma on July 5th. The Celebration begins at 8:30 am at the Mt. Tahoma High School Athletic Stadium. Thousands will be coming from the area's Samoan community as well as the general public to witness and participate in this fun-filled FREE Event. There will be inspirational speeches, funny stories, non-stop entertainment and food booths with delicious island style food and beverages available for purchase. There will also be island clothes and ware available at the many retail booths that will be doing business on that day. 

On Friday Evening there will be evening of prayer and praise service at the Mt. Tahoma Performing Arts Center when church leaders from the various local area congregations come together to raise up their prayers, praises and thanksgiving to God. Church service begins at 6:00 pm. Come join us for what will be an inspiring evening of praise performances, song, and prayer. `

Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:43 AM

Korean Traditional Hanji Paper Fashion Show

Presenting a Korean Traditional Hanji Paper Fashion Show July 30, 2014 at Seattle Asian Art Museum and August 2, 2014 at Tacoma Museum of Art, both shows start at 7:00 PM.

Hanji is an ancient Korean tradition of paper making and this summer's fashion show will feature the use of this quality paper as primary material for the women's fashion which will be displayed at both shows.

Directing the show will be renowned Korean Hanji Designer Professor Jeon Yang-Bae  from Gunsan, Korea.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:11 AM

Join Us This Saturday Morning - 8:30 @ APCC for NHPI's MOVEATHON a Fun Filled Event of Exercise, Nutrition, Education and Fellowship

Aloha, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Hafa Adai,

Ready for Some Fun Exercise, Tasty n Healthy Food, all wrapped in smiles and laughter from the NHPI volunteers? Then don't miss APCC's NHPI "MOVEATHON" this Saturday morning, 8:30 at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center. $10 gets you in. Good Fun, Good Food, Good People! Come ready to work out. See you this Saturday bright and early! No bettah way to start the day!

Aloha nui loa, Alofa atu, Adios, Toe fe'iloaki, 

Monday, June 2, 2014 9:34 PM

Coming Soon! 17th Annual APCC Luau - August 9, 2014 from Noon to 4:00 PM - Outside Enjoyment at APCC

Aloha and Talofa, 

APCC will once again host its 17th Annual Outdoor Luau at APCC. August 9th at 12:00 Noon. Tickets are $50 per person; $20 for children 4 - 11 years old; children under 3 are free. Live Music, Polynesian floorshow, Polynesian Feast, Arts and crafts, and lots of happy, friendly people await you on that day. Don't miss it. Get your tickets now.  Call (253)383-3900 and reserve your table.

Mahalo nui loa...

Monday, June 2, 2014 1:56 AM

APCC & SAAM Presents Hanji - Traditional Korean Paper Fashion Design Show In Seattle and Tacoma - July 30th and August 2nd

Asia Pacific Cultural Center presents Korean Traditional Hanji Paper Fashion Show July 30, 2014 at Seattle Asian Art Museum and August 2, 2014 at Tacoma Museum of Art, both shows start at 7:00 PM.

Hanji is an ancient Korean tradition of paper making and this summer's fashion show will feature the use of this quality paper as primary material for the women's fashion which will be displayed at both shows. Directing the show will be renowned Korean Hanji Designer Professor Jeon Yang-Bae  from Gunsan, Korea.

Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00 AM

Asia Pacific Cultural Summer Camp 2014 Coming Soon! Register Now Before It's Full

Asia Pacific Cultural Center will again host their Asia Pacific Cultural Summer Camp for ages 7-12 at the center located at 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA 98409. The cultural summer camp will run from June 23 - July 13, 2014. It is a day camp that runs from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Please see program flyer for additional details and the APCC website address for registration information or call the APCC office at 253-383-3900 and ask for information about the Asia Pacific Cultural Summer Camp 2014.

Monday, May 5, 2014 1:31 AM

Kimchi Workshop this Friday, May 9th at 6:00 PM at APCC. Register Now!

Asia Pacific Cultural Center presents Kimchi Workshop on Friday, May 9th featuring cucumber and bok choy kimchi. $25 for APCC members / $30 for non-members. Participants should bring their own apron and knife. Each participant will make their own kimchi and take home in their own 32 oz. jar. $125 for package of five kimchi workshops (a savings of $25)

Monday, May 5, 2014 12:46 AM

New Art Exhibit now on display at APCC Gallery. Selected Works of Artist & Photographer Wei Chen is Featured for May / June.

Wei Chen is a self-taught artist and photographer. She received her M. S. in Computer science from the University of Arizona in 2005. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington. Her work is now on display at APCC Gallery until June 28th. There will be a "Meet the Artist" reception on Sat. May 10, 1:30-3:00 PM

Sunday, March 9, 2014 9:58 PM

APCC Free Movie Night is Coming on Thursday, March 20th at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium

Thailand movie, Somtum (Muay Thai Giant) will be the featured film at this month's APCC Free Movie Night on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the APCC Auditorium. It promises to be an action packed film with lots of humor and Muay Thai action.

Sunday, March 9, 2014 8:43 PM

Check out New Photos on APCC Website from February's 16th Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at Tacoma Dome EH

Thank you to a very dear and valued APCC volunteer Mr.  Gilbert R. Tagaban for his wonderful photographs taken during the February 15th Asia Pacific New Year Celebration held at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. He did a great job capturing the people, ceremony and performing groups that entertained the crowds all day. Go to the APCC website: and clck on the photo tab at top of home page.

It was truly an event the entire Asia - Pacific Islander community in Washington State can be proud of. It is estimated that nearly 10,000 people attended the festivities on that day. It you were a voluteer on that day or a performer...thank you for making it a very special event. And, thank you again Gilbert for taking the time to capture the event on camera. You made a lot of people very happy.

Monday, March 3, 2014 1:30 PM

Made in Hawaii Tour 2014 Bringing their music to the Northwest on Saturday, March 15th

Please join us at APCC on Saturday, March 15th at 7:00 PM for a unique Hawaiian experience as Grammy award winning artist Keoki Kahumoku, Grammy nominee Chino Montero and ukulele extraordinaire Herb Ohta Jr., come together for an evening of exquisite home grown Hawaiian music plus hula performances and ono-licious Hawaii food. Tickets are $20 payable at the door or on line at

Saturday, March 1, 2014 4:40 PM

APCC Offering New Kimchi Workshop Series - First One Coming in April

APCC is offering 6 new Kimchi workshops beginning in April 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The Kimchi featured for this work shop is Baechu kimchi (traditional winter kimchi). APCC is pleased to have H-Mart Lakewood as the major supplier/sponsor for the Kimchi workshop series.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:57 PM

APCC & Lakewood YMCA Partnering to Bring to This Friday's Late Teen Nite Crossing Cultural Boundaries. Free Classes and Demonstrations !

Asia Pacific Cultural Center and the Lakewood YMCA are partnering on an exciting event coming this Friday, February 28th at the Lakewood YMCA’s Teen Late Night.

 Please Share with your Community and Church Youth Groups and Organizations.




Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2:59 AM

Local Artist Kathy Thurston New Art Show Featuring Chinese Gongbi Art, Ancient Art, New Expression on display in March/April at APCC

“Ancient Art, New Expressions,” is an art exhibit
devoted to the contemporary expression of Chinese Gongbi Art with nature as its subject. Gongbi  is an ancient detailed
art style done on rice paper in Chinese Ink and color with bamboo brushes.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:08 PM

Washington State Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) Meets w/ Governor Inslee and Staff

Washington State Asian Pacific Islander Coalition discussing priority legislative issues with the Governor and his key staff - relating to the Asian Pacific communities of Washington State.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:07 PM

Promotional Video of APCC's Youth Program Promised Leaders of Tomorrow

Thursday, January 16, 2014 7:45 PM

Local Northwest Artist Bill Colby Solo Art Show (Summi & Woodblock Prints) at APCC Gallery from Jan.4th to Feb. 28th

Local Northwest artist Bill Colby has a collection of his art work - Summi and woodblock prints on display at the APCC Gallery from January 4th to February 28th. He was a longtime art instructor at the University of Puget Sound and has had numerous solo exhibitions, shows and awards. His work is in 12 Art Museums-city collections, 13 Corporate collections, 6 University/college collections and 22 Public Schools in Washington state.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 6:54 PM

APCC Taste of Asia 2014 Schedule - Mark Your Calendars - 1st Saturday of the Month

The APCC Taste of Asia 2014 schedule is now available for your planning purposes. Please join us on the first Saturday afternoon of the month starting at 12:30 PM. Come and be prepared to observe, learn, cook and taste the food and culture of the Asia Pacific country featured for that month.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 3:11 AM

APCC will host its 16th Annual Asian New Year Celebration Feb. 15, 2014

APCC will host the 16th Annual Asian New Year Celebration on February 15, 2014 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The Island Nation of Tahiti (French Polynesia) will serve as this year's host nation. The public is invited to come and bring friends and family to this free family friendly event.

Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:48 AM

Tahiti is host nation to open 2014 Asia Pacific New Year on Feb. 15,2014- SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE - FEB. 15, 2014 for Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. If you are interested in your group performing at the event or want to set up a retail or food booth please call 253-383-3900 or email to Over 5,000 people attended last year's event.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:46 PM

Asia Pacific Cultural Center's TEA EXPERIENCE 2014 SCHEDULE

Mark your calendars for the new year, 2014 and be sure to include the first Saturday of the month for APCC's popular "Tea Experience" where tea traditions and culture from the various countries in the Asia Pacific region are shared. Check out the schedule to see which country is featured each month. Come, relax and enjoy with us a cup of tea at APCC.  There is a small admittance fee of  $5.00 for APCC members and $10.00 for non-members.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:52 PM

APCC partners with Arts Fund through Power 2 Give program to fund monthly Tea Ceremony

We at APCC are excited to be a part of the ArtsFund launch of the Puget Sound! Through power2give,
we are fundraising for a wonderful project:
The Power of Tea!



Saturday, September 14, 2013 7:43 PM

Chinese Language Classess Now Open at Asia Pacific Cultural Center - Register Now!

Asia Pacific Chinese Language School (APCLS)

Learn traditional Chinese in a fun and interactive way with emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing!  With an introduction to local culture, craft, and dances, students will learn Chinese language through dialogue and context.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 1:21 PM

Asia Pacific Culutral Center Sponsors Cultural Tour to Hawaii

Now is your time to get away and take that cruise you've been thinking about for months or years. An opportunity to travel with friends to one of the most beautiful areas of the world...Hawaii. Not you typical tourist package. This tour will focus on culture...the heart of the people and country. Hawaii, the former Independent Kingdom and now 50th State of the United States has still managed to maintain much of its island sophistication, complexity and charm.  

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:06 AM

Our Quarterly Newsletter

Our newsletter is now available for viewing online.  Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to be a contributor.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 2:06 PM

Traditional Korean Drumming Class at APCC on Thursday, 5:30 PM

Pungmul Nori! Samul Nori! Modum Buk!!

Traditional Korean Drumming Class at APCC every Thursday evening at 5:30 PM,  Call 253-383-3900 for more information.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:41 AM

See 2013 Schedule for APCC Movie of the Month

Click here for a listing of the award winning movies to be shown this year at APCC Movie Night on the third Thursday of the month. This is  a free event showcasing an award winning movie from the Asia-Pacific Island region.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 South Tacoma Way | Tacoma, WA 98409
Telephone: (253)383.3900
Fax: (253)292-1551
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